Sunday, June 30, 2019

2020 Call for Presentations Ending Soon

Call For Presentations Ending Soon
REMINDER - The call for 2020 speaker presentations for two of C4's premier behavioral health events ends July 1. C4 receives hundreds of submissions and each conference's Planning Committee reviews every one. Since there are between 50-70 workshops at each conference, the Planning Committees accept a broad range of topics and favor those with evidence-based research and outcomes. We strive to provide our attendees with the latest and most innovative information, and we hope to have you as a part of our educational program.
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Want to make an impact in the behavioral health field? Become a member of the C4 Events Planning Committee! We are actively recruiting subject matter experts to peer review keynote and workshop education session proposals. As a Planning Committee member, you will help us evaluate and select the very best educational content and shape our future programs. We are seeking qualified individuals to serve as reviewers of applications for our national annual events including: Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD), West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD), Clinical Overview of the Recovery Experience (CORE), and Evolution of Addiction Treatment (EVOLUTION). View the requirements, benefits, and apply now at
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Acceptance? The Stages of my Recovery …

Acceptance? The Stages of my Recovery …

By Nicola Lee, Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:04 PM
Living a life in recovery is challenging. In order to get sober, I had to give in to my addiction and in order to stay sober I have had to learn about addiction. And in learning about my addiction, I have learned a lot about myself and others. I have also learned it’s all about […]
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July Webinars: Gender Responsive Trauma Informed Care; The Science of Addiction and Spirituality of Healing

June 28, 2019
Gender Responsive Trauma Informed Care: The First 72 Hours

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)

Description: Many gender-specific residential programs striving to provide trauma informed care either overlook the intake and orientation process or only give it cursory attention. However, the first 72 hours may determine if the client feels safe, a basic tenet of trauma informed care, which determines her response towards treatment. During the intake process, staff probe into the most personal and sensitive part of a woman’s life, which can be extremely intrusive, painful, and re-traumatizing. Additionally, women can have a host of experiences that may emerge during intake, thus triggering trauma responses and set the tone for their perception of the program. This workshop will inform the development of a gender-specific trauma-informed approach during the intake and orientation period: The First 72 Hours.

Presenter: Charlene Sears-Tolbert, MA, ABD, CAP, ICD&AC

Charlene Sears-Tolbert, MA, ABD, CAP, ICD&AC, combines her life experience with over 30 years of passionately working in the addictions arena. She’s employed by Bridges International and has held several positions including Counselor, Clinical Director, Executive Director, and currently Director of Research and Development. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science and a Master’s degree in Psychology from National Louis University and is in the dissertation phase of her doctoral studies in Organizational Psychology. 
Price: Education is FREE to all professionals
Continuing Education Hours: Earn a certificate of completion for 1.5 CEs by passing an online CE quiz upon completion of the webinar. FREE for NAADAC members (Join now!). $20 for Non-members.
Questions or comments about NAADAC Education? Take a look at our Webinar FAQs or email NAADAC.
Rise in Recovery: The Science of Addiction and Spirituality of Healing

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
Description: The integration of science and spirituality may seem diametric, but these areas of study are more complimentary today than at any other time in history. Science is now proving what spirituality has been speaking to for millennia. This webinar examines how a spiritual approach to recovery is supported by findings in neuroscience. Examples of fMRI scans show changes in our brain as spiritual practices are used. Research-based models of spiritual approaches used in recovery are explained through the lens of neuroscience. These include MBSR, IFS, DBT and 12-Step Facilitation Therapy. Specific research supported practices of mindfulness, breath, mantra, and journaling examples will be given.

Presenter: Kimberley L. Berlin, LCSW, CSAC, MAC, SAP, CCTP

Kimberley L. Berlin, LCSW, CSAC, MAC, SAP, CCTP, is an integrated addiction therapist who uses traditional Western and Eastern approaches in her practice. She is grounded in the 12 Step tradition and guides patients to a deeper understanding of what “recovery” can truly mean in their lives. Berlin holds advanced degrees, licenses, and certificates in Clinical Social Work, Addiction Counseling, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Clinical Trauma. She is a published author; most recently her work on Women and Alcohol was featured in Social Work Today.

 Education is FREE to all professionals

Continuing Education Hours: Earn a certificate of completion for 1.5 CEs by passing an online CE quiz upon completion of the webinar. FREE for NAADAC members (Join now!). $20 for non-members.
Questions or comments about NAADAC Education? Take a look at our Webinar FAQs or email NAADAC.
Closed Captioning Now Available for NAADAC Webinars

NAADAC is proud to announce that closed captioning is now available on live NAADAC webinars! In addition, transcripts will be made available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.

The captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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Higher Logic

Friday, June 28, 2019



Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God. (World Big Book)

Psalm 37 v 5 - Commit everything you do the lord trust Him ,and He will help you. (GODS BIG BOOK)

Commit EVERYTHING ! Trust God Clean house ! It is all or nothing ! One day at a Time ! See where I am going with this. Its not about you anymore and how are you going to fix this. God can do more for you than you could ever imagine and He does not need your help! What he needs is a sincere willingness to trust him with every area of your life. Even the simple mundane things we do daily like what to wear or what we eat. EVERYTHING ! He knew the beginning of your life and He knows the end. Just being here separated from Him is stressful enough but when we turn our backs on Him we are left on our own ALONE ! True change comes when we recognize that we cant keep living this way we ask for His help turn EVERYTHING in our lives over to HIM.

By Joseph Dickerson/Recovery Connections Network Psalm 103 v 3- He forgives all my sins and Heals all my diseases!
Jesus Christ has already won your war with addiction!
Matthew 8 v 17 This fulfilled the word of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah,who said, “He took our sicknesses and removed our diseases.

The Flawed Psychology of Forcing People to Hit “Rock Bottom” - SMART Recovery® Blog Update

The latest blog articles published by SMART Recovery USA. 
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Here's a look at the latest blog articles posted by SMART Recovery USA. Visit the SMART Recovery blog to read more articles aimed at helping you, your loved ones and your community overcome addiction.
The Flawed Psychology of Forcing People to Hit “Rock Bottom”
The Flawed Psychology of Forcing People to Hit “Rock Bottom”
Authored by Brooke M Feldman, MSW While teaching a class on eminent psychologist Abraham Maslow’s human hierarchy of needs theory to aspiring behavioral health professionals, a student raised her hand to ask me the following question: “Is this where the idea of people struggling with addiction having to hit “rock bottom” comes from?” This insightful […]
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Beyond Addiction Show Podcast Feature: Are You SMART?
Beyond Addiction Show Podcast Feature: Are You SMART?
One of the original SMART Recovery co-founders, Tom Horvath, joined Dr. Josh King on the Beyond Addiction Show, a program of the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel. Click here to listen to this episode. About the Beyond Addiction Show Taken from the Beyond Addiction show website: Whether you are trying to change your relationship with […]
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Life After Relapse — How to Bounce Back and Start Over
Life After Relapse — How to Bounce Back and Start Over
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Founded in 1994, SMART Recovery uses science-based techniques that have proven to be effective in helping people recover from addiction problems involving any substance or behavior, including such things as alcohol, drugs, gambling, over-eating, shopping and internet use.

Each week, many thousands of people discuss recovery progress and challenges at more than 3,000 in-person meetings in 23 countries, 25 online gatherings and 24/7/365 internet message board forums and chat rooms.

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